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Lewes Bonfire Night

Lewes is the last place in England to celebrate November the Fifth (Guy Fawkes or Bonfire Night) in the old spectacular mass public way, and although surrounding towns and villages hold ...

Lewes (East Sussex) Bonfire Night

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A Dictionary of English Folklore

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... (East Sussex) Bonfire Night . Lewes is the last place in England to celebrate November the Fifth (Guy Fawkes or Bonfire Night) in the old spectacular mass public way, and although surrounding towns and villages hold smaller events, Lewes's Fifth is acknowledged as the climax of the season. There are five separate bonfire societies in the town, and each holds its own procession, bonfire, and firework displays, but they come together for a Grand United Procession, over a mile long, through Lewes High Street with bands, banners, effigies, tableaux, flaming...

Lewes Bonfire Night

Lewes Bonfire Night  

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Lewes is the last place in England to celebrate November the Fifth (Guy Fawkes or Bonfire Night) in the old spectacular mass public way, and although surrounding towns and villages hold smaller ...
November the Fifth

November the Fifth  

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Variously called Bonfire Night, Guy Fawkes Night, Firework Night, Plot Night, Squib Night, November the Fifth was officially declared a day of national celebration and commemoration in response to ...
November the Fifth

November the Fifth   Quick reference

A Dictionary of English Folklore

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...called Bonfire Night, Guy Fawkes Night, Firework Night, Plot Night, Squib Night, November the Fifth was officially declared a day of national celebration and commemoration in response to the failed attempt by Guy Fawkes and other Catholic sympathizers to blow up both King James I and Parliament in 1605 . As originally decreed, a special thanksgiving service was to be offered on the day, church bells were to be rung, and the people allowed to celebrate with bonfires and merrymaking. This was nothing unusual at the time, as bonfires and bells ...

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...with Dickens in Household Words and in its successor All the Year Round ( 1859–70 ), which was published from no. 10. The Leader ( 1850–66 ), founded by George Lewes and Thornton Leigh Hunt, with Spencer and Kinglake on the staff, was published in this street. George Eliot, who lived with Lewes after Mrs Lewes had left him for Thornton Hunt, often helped with the periodical when Lewes was ill. Stratford, district to the E. Johnny, the object of the infatuated narrator's unrequited love in J. R. Ackerley's We Think the World of You ( 1960 ), lives in...

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...candidate William McKinley wins the US presidential election, defeating Democrat William Jennings Bryan McKinley, William (b. 29 Jan. 1843) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 19th century Politics US presidents North America United States c. 1897 1897 Diamond Jubilee bonfires and fireworks all round Britain celebrate Victoria's sixty years on the throne Diamond Jubilee (1897) The Oxford Companion to British History 1 rev 19th century Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Politics Dynasties and royalty Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801...

Britain

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...discovers the existence of the electron Thomson, Sir Joseph John (1856–1940) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 19th century Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Science Physics Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe c. 1897 1897 Diamond Jubilee bonfires and fireworks all round Britain celebrate Victoria's sixty years on the throne Diamond Jubilee (1897) The Oxford Companion to British History 1 rev 19th century Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Politics Dynasties and royalty Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801...

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...discovers the existence of the electron Thomson, Sir Joseph John (1856–1940) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 19th century Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Science Physics Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 Europe Britain c. 1897 1897 Diamond Jubilee bonfires and fireworks all round Britain celebrate Victoria's sixty years on the throne Diamond Jubilee (1897) The Oxford Companion to British History 1 rev 19th century Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Politics Dynasties and royalty Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801...

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...century Democracy and dissent Religion Islam North America United States 1934 1934 Adolf Hitler visits his SA commander, Ernst Roehm, in his hotel before having him shot Night of the Long Knives (1934) A Dictionary of World History 2 1930s 20th century Terrorism and assassination Germany 1934 1934 Multiple murders are carried out on Hitler's orders during the Night of the Long Knives Night of the Long Knives (1934) A Dictionary of World History 2 1930s 20th century Germany 1934 1934 In addition to the SS, Heinrich Himmler is given command of the state secret...

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...A Dictionary of World History 2 15th century Holy Roman empire Austrian empire Habsburgs Politics Dynasties and royalty Austria Spain Empires 1497 1497 Savonarola, in the carnival before Lent, urges the people of Florence to throw playing cards and lewd images on a great bonfire of vanities Savonarola, Girolamo (1452–98) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church 2 rev Renaissance 15th century Italian Renaissance Religion Christianity Social and domestic Florence Italy Society 1497 1497 Henry VII commissions the Italian navigator John Cabot to...

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